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Rocket Languages Review: Pros and Cons to Consider Before Blasting Off!

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“Learn Spanish in five minutes a day!”

“Become fluent in Chinese in less than a year!”

“Speak Hebrew the way actual native speakers do!”

We’ve all heard the claims that language learning companies make.

And let’s face it: There are …

Pardon Me: How to Say “I’m Sorry” in 20 Different Languages

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Elton John hit the nail on the head. His hit song “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” is pure truth, isn’t it?

The song is recognized globally because “I’m sorry” usually isn’t an easy expression to say. Even those

Raise Your Glass and Say “Cheers!” in 18 Different Languages

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Traveling and celebrating?

They go hand in hand!

Let’s face it—those of us who wander the world like to have fun!

For many of us, one of the first things we do when we land in a new country (after …

Take the Leap! Learn a Foreign Language and Change Your Life

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There are pivotal moments in every life.

You’re familiar with the ones that are life-changing, of course: graduations, marriage, births.

These are events to be celebrated and remembered.

But did you realize that learning a foreign language can also be

6 Free Language-Learning Apps to Get Fluent on a Budget

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Even if you’re an absolute stranger to pinching a penny, you’ve surely wondered what the best way is to access language-learning resources that don’t break the bank.

There are so many different options available for learning a language, from classes …

Lost for Words? The Ultimate Roadmap to 9 Best Translation Apps for Your iPhone

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Before I leave the house, I run through a mental checklist.

Keys? In my hand.

Wallet? In my purse.

Purse? Over my shoulder.

iPhone? In my other hand.

As you can see, I’m not one who carries oodles …

Learning a Language? 8 Fun Flashcard Apps to Improve Your Vocabulary

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Let’s take a walk down memory lane…

To chalkboards, erasers, textbooks and…flashcards!

Remember flashcards? Those tidbits of information that we carried around on index cards? We all know ‘em! And we all used ‘em!

You may think they’re …

7 Best Apps for Learning a Language Like a Pro

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Let’s be honest here. I mean, you’re among friends.

Do you ever leave home without your phone?

Never? Me neither.

What about other electronic devices, like your tablet or laptop? Never, right?

It’s a fact of life: Technology goes where

Want to Learn a Language Fast? These 6 Steps Will Get You There in a Flash

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”—Zig Ziglar

It’s a solid truth: To reach the finish line, you must begin the race.

For language learners, the goal—or finish line—is clear. …

The 10 Best Websites for Language Learning to Suit Your Learning Style

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“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”—Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams, wife of second U.S. president John Adams, was an advocate for women’s rights—including education. Even in the 18th century,